Aquatic AIM Training Tutorials

The video playlists on this page provide an overview of the Aquatic AIM process, from evaluating a sample reach through data collection and submission. Playlist 1 may be of broad interest to anyone interested in collecting or using Aquatic AIM Data. Playlists 2 and 3 go into more specifics but may also be of broad interest. If you are an individual that is attending Aquatic AIM Field Methods training, please watch all three playlists using the Aquatic AIM Training Platform (link sent out with pre-training material) and complete all associated quizzes and activities prior to attending training. 

Using the Videos: Each video playlist is composed of four or five modules. The video is designed so that you can work through it at your own pace. You can watch all modules in one sitting, moving from one to the next. Alternatively, you can watch one module at a time, using the playlist menu in the upper right hand corner of each video to select which module you would like to view.



Playlist 1:      General Introduction to the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Aquatic Framework 

This playlist gives an introduction to the Bureau of Land Management Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Aquatic Framework and is intended for anyone interested in the Aquatic AIM program, staff hiring and in charge of field crews, and field crew members. This playlist includes the following videos:

•  Introductions to the Bureau of Land Management

•  Introduction to the Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Framework

•  Stream Morphology and Critical Concepts

•  Overview of the Aquatic AIM Protocol

 

Playlist 2:      Technical Training for the Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Program 

This playlist provides a more technical discussion of Sample Reaches and Site Evaluation. This course is intended for anyone interested in Aquatic AIM, staff hiring and in charge of field crews, and field crew members, however it mainly focuses on skills that field technicians should be familiar with prior to entering the field. This playlist includes the following videos:

•  In Depth Critical Concepts

•  Setting Up a Sample Reach

•  Site Evaluation and Moving the Point Coordinates

•  Special Situations

 

Playlist 3:      Aquatic Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Data and Design Management 

This playlist provides a more technical discussion of Aquatic AIM Sample Design and how data is collected electronically and its quality ensured. This course is intended for anyone interested in Aquatic AIM, staff hiring and in charge of field crews, and field crew members, however it mainly focuses on skills that field technicians and project managers should be familiar with. This playlist includes the following videos:

•  Design Management and Office Evaluation

•  Quality Control and Quality Assurance

•  Downloading and Updating SARAH

•  Collecting Data with SARAH

•  Data Backup and Submission

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